Meeting this week with Jewish leaders, pols and police about urban crime trend; police promise increased presence.
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A new form of urban terror — the “knockout game,” in which one teen in a roving gang suddenly lunges at an unsuspecting pedestrian, often knocking the victim unconscious with a single punch to the face — has come to Crown Heights. The trend mimics such attacks elsewhere in the country.
While sitting in a cell on Riker's Island, facing charges that he assaulted a police officer, Ehud Halevy worried that he had unknowingly struck one of the cops who arrested him during a fracas at a Crown Heights youth center on Oct. 8.
"I was surprised there were so many charges," he said on Wednesday. '[The public defender] said I could get up to seven years."
All charges have been dropped against a homeless man caught on tape being beaten by New York police Chabad youth center in Brooklyn.
Ehud Halevy, 21, was arrested Oct. 8 after the police beating on charges of assault, resisting arrest and trespassing.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced Monday afternoon that it would drop the charges against Halevy.
Officials call use of force excessive; Jewish youth center employee regrets calling 911.
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New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board and the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau are probing the case of a man beaten by cops inside a Crown Heights Jewish youth center during an Oct. 8 arrest, a police spokesman said Monday.
The Chabadnik city school headmaster is on a mission to revolutionize public education.
Shimon Waronker, headmaster of Brooklyn’s New American Academy, repeats two phrases a lot: “Prussian industrial” and “divine providence.”
“Prussian industrial” is shorthand for what he sees as the “tyrannical” model — a legacy of King Frederick the Great, Ellwood Cubberly and Horace Mann — that is at the core of America’s troubled public school system.
A month after talk-show diva Oprah highlighted the warm and fuzzy side of Chabad Crown Heights on her new show, the rebbe’s neighborhood is back in this news, this time thanks to a girls’ school’s Facebook crackdown.